Business Group Blog

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The Business Group Blog was created to share and discuss information about challenges and solutions to the health care benefits issues that large employers face today and tomorrow — such as controlling health care costs, reforming the health care delivery system, and engaging employees in their health and benefits — and will provide insight into national health policy issues. We hope you find this information useful and will consider subscribing to the blog and sharing any thoughts or ideas with us at blog@businessgrouphealth.org.

The Critical Link Between Leadership and Employee Engagement in Global Wellness Success
October 24, 2016

The Critical Link Between Leadership and Employee Engagement in Global Wellness Success

To bolster engagement in and sustainability of wellness and/or well-being programs, employers have to build a strategy that recognizes the importance of stakeholder buy-in at all levels.

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Employers Embrace Financial Well-being Programs
October 21, 2016

Employers Embrace Financial Well-being Programs

Data show that 76% of companies currently offer programs or benefits to help employees improve their personal finances.1  Employers are taking a greater interest and role in the financial security of their employees for a number of reasons.

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Health and Well-being Across Generations
October 17, 2016

Health and Well-being Across Generations

In today’s workplace, more generations are working side-by-side than ever before, with the largest portion of the U.S. labor force made up of millennials (34%), Generation X (34%) and baby boomers (29%).1 To best support the needs of a multigenerational workforce, employers should consider taking a refreshed look at how they develop benefits and programs, with an eye to what is most important to employees at each life stage.

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Integrating Employee Health & Safety-Examples from a Successful Integration
October 12, 2016

Integrating Employee Health & Safety-Examples from a Successful Integration

Integrating employee health and workplace safety can have a positive impact on corporate performance because of the strong association between lifestyle risks and medical conditions with absence and workplace safety. Unfortunately, it is difficult to realize the benefits of integration when employee safety, occupational health and absence are managed by separate departments and involve multiple vendor partners.

Some companies have made significant progress toward integrating occupational health and safety programs. One example is featured in this post.

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Building Mental Health Awareness and Support in the Workplace
October 10, 2016

Building Mental Health Awareness and Support in the Workplace

October 10 is World Mental Health Day. This year’s theme is Dignity in Mental Health: Psychological and Mental Health First Aid for All.  “Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is the help provided to a person developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The workplace is a natural fit for a focus on mental health in general, and mental health first aid in particular, because colleagues and managers may be the first to recognize the signs of mental health issues in their co-workers.

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Reframing Palliative Care to Supportive Care
October 7, 2016

Reframing Palliative Care to Supportive Care

Palliative care is more than just care delivered in a hospice or used at the end-of-life to relieve pain and symptoms before death. Palliative care should be offered alongside “curative” treatment for several chronic and life-threatening illnesses.

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8 Clever Ways to Shape Your 2017 Open Enrollment Communications Strategy
October 5, 2016

8 Clever Ways to Shape Your 2017 Open Enrollment Communications Strategy

Are you tired of the same old open enrollment communication tactics? Not achieving the engagement results that you hope for year after year? It’s time to shake things up a bit and try some of the approaches that your savvy industry peers have been using to boost their employee engagement numbers. Here are 8 clever ways to achieve better engagement results.

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